Washington Post bestsellers April 21, 2013

1. THE WITNESS

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. Life and love catch up with a young woman seeking anonymity in the rural Ozarks. [2]

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2. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. [24]

3. THE FORGOTTEN

(Grand Central, $14.99). By David Baldacci. The death of a beloved aunt leads Army Special Agent John Puller into a dangerous conspiracy. [3]

4. THE BEST OF ME

(Grand Central, $14.99). By Nicholas Sparks. A high school couple, separated 25 years later, rekindle their love after a friend’s funeral. [3]

5. THE LOST YEARS

(Pocket, $7.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A scholar discovers a letter written by Jesus. Then the scholar is found dead. [3]

6. DELUSION IN DEATH

(Berkley, $7.99). By J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the deaths of 80 people. [2]

7. THE WANDERER

(Mira, $7.99). By Robyn Carr. A young vagabond inherits an Oregon property, and a community’s future lies in his hands. [3]

8. NOW YOU SEE HER

(Vision, $10). To save an innocent man, a successful New York laywer must admit her life is a sham. By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. [2]

9. BEAUTIFUL RUINS

(Harper Perennial, $15.99). By Jess Walter. A love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. [1]

10. SAND CASTLE BAY

(Mira, $7.99). By Sherryl Woods. Two long-separated lovers have a second chance together. [3]

Nonfiction

1. PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE

(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist’s near-death experience. [25]

2. THE QUEST: ENERGY, SECURITY, AND THE REMAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

(Penguin, $20). By Daniel Yergin. [3]

3. WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

(Vintage, $15.95). By Cheryl Strayed . [3]

4. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: REDISCOVERING WHAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT

(Zondervan, $14.99). By Ben Carson and Candy Carson. [7]

5. QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING

(Broadway, $16). By Susan Cain. [11]

6. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [56]

7. THINKING FAST AND SLOW

(FSG, $16) By Daniel Kahneman. The Nobel Prize winner (economic sciences) examines our modes of thought. [2]

8. AMERICAN SNIPER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE MOST LETHAL SNIPER IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY

(Harper, $9.99). By Chris Kyle. [10]

9. OBAMACARE SURVIVAL GUIDE

(Humanix, $19.95). By Nick Tate. An easy-to-read guide to the Affordable Care Act. [4]

10. FLIP: HOW TO TURN EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ON ITS HEAD—AND SUCCEED BEYOND YOUR WILDEST IMAGININGS

(Harper, $14.99). By Peter Sheahan. [1]

HARDCOVER

Fiction

1. DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING

(Simon & Schuster, $26.99). By Mary Higgins Clark. A family furniture store burns down and a mystery emerges from the ashes. [1]

2. DON’T GO

(St. Martin's , $27.99). By Lisa Scottoline. An army doctor’s wife dies while he’s serving in Afghanistan. He returns home and his life unravels. [1]

3. THE BURGESS BOYS

(Random House, $26). By Elizabeth Strout. Three adult siblings are transformed by a family crisis that goes public. [3]

4. LIFE AFTER LIFE

(Reagan Arthur, $27.99). By Kate Atkinson. Ursula Todd is reincarnated dozens of times. [2]

5. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife vanishes and the husband becomes a prime suspect. [43]

6. MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

(Knopf, $22). By Paulo Coelho. A mysterious man delivers words of wisdom to the besieged residents of Medieval Jerusalem. [2]

7. STARTING NOW

(Ballantine, $26). By Debbie Macomber. An ambitious career woman is laid off from her firm, then a knitting shop changes her life. [2]

8. UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

(Putnam, $26.95). By Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington investigates in Europe. [1]

9. SIX YEARS

(Dutton, $27.95). By Harlan Coben. Six years after losing the love of his life to another man, Jake Fisher makes a startling discovery. [4]

10. THE INTERESTINGS

(Riverhead, $27.95). By Meg Wolitzer. The lives of six girls from teenage years to adulthood. [1]

Nonfiction

1. NATURE’S FORTUNE: HOW BUSINESS AND SOCIETY THRIVE BY INVESTING IN NATURE

( NVESTING IN NATURE (Basic, $26.99). By Mark R. Tercek and Jonathan S. Adams. [1]

2. LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD

(Knopf, $24.95). By Sheryl Sandberg. [5]

3. GIVE AND TAKE: A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO SUCCESS

(Viking, $27.95). By Adam M. Grant. [1]

4. CONTAGIOUS: WHY THINGS CATCH ON

(Simon & Schuster, $26). By Jonah Berger. How social influence shapes everything. [3]

5. THE WAY OF THE KNIFE: THE CIA, A SECRET ARMY, AND A WAR AT THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

(Penguin, $29.95). By Mark Mazzetti. [1]

6. IT’S ALL GOOD: DELICIOUS, EASY RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GREAT

(Grand Central, $32). By Gwyneth Paltrow. [2]

7. THE FAST METABOLISM DIET: EAT MORE FOOD AND LOSE MORE WEIGHT

(Harmony, $26). By Haylie Pomroy. [1]

8. INSIDE THE BLACK BOX: A SIMPLE GUIDE TO QUANTITATIVE AND HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING

(Wiley, $49.95). By Rishi K. Narang. [1]

9. MOM & ME & MOM

(Random House, $22). By Maya Angelou. A memoir of the writer’s mother. [1]

10. TO SELL IS HUMAN: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT MOVING OTHERS

(Riverhead, $26.95). By Daniel H. Pink. [8]

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